Most Successful Anime FranchisesFortifier
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This anime is still going strong to this day despite its dark years (i.e. Dragon Ball GT). - Fortifier
There is no competition to the international phenomenon that is Pokemon, and it doesn't look like there will be any time soon! With one of the longest-running anime series and a vast array of video games and merchandise, Pokemon is the most successful anime franchise of all time! - Fortifier
I'd say Pokemon has the most successful games, rather than the anime itself. - Goku02
Without pokemon, anime would not be popular in the us
Who doesn't know about pokemon!
I think pokemon is in the lead. Because its games and movies gross is above than dragon ball and don't forget anime...
Its first movie got 134,192,000$(approx)...
I know I will be pissing off some pirates viewing this because One Piece is more successful in Japan than Naruto. However, on an international level Naruto is far more successful. - Fortifier
NARUTO is a legend for real
This is best franchise for sure.
This is an anime that I go and rewatch over and over again, despite the death. But isn't that what makes the story interesting? Season 2 exceeded my expectations!
Name any other visual novel franchise that's churned out as much success as Type-Moon's biggest series. To think that what started as an eroge visual novel would turn into a series of manga, light novels, anime, movies, video games, and arguably the biggest cash cow of them yet, the hit mobile game Fate/Grand Order. Did I forget to mention its high popularity in its home country Japan? - ModernSpongeBobSucks
It is a Japanese-American card game where they use rules of the game, for generations they add more cards to be duels.
Best supernatural mystery
Fantastic series with very clever writing. Fantastic character interactions. Absolutely beatiful animation. My favorite series hand down.
The best Comedy anime franchise of all time
You can't keep in the place you are siting without laughing
Love it or hate it, Sword Art Online is undeniably one of the most successful and popular anime franchises of this decade. A contest entry turned webcomic turned light novel, it's amazing how much this light novel franchise has expanded. Two anime adaptations with a third one on the way, a series of spin-offs with one already set for its own anime adaptation, several video games and mobile games, and most importantly, its first theatrical anime film. Yep, without a doubt successful. Suck it, haters. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
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2. Dragon Ball
2. Dragon Ball